The Mifflin Township Board of Trustees has legislative authority within the township, overseeing the care and maintenance of each department. Working closely with the trustees is the Fiscal Officer who is independent of township trustees and is responsible for keeping accurate records of all accounts, transactions, budgets and proceedings of the township.
According to Ohio Revised Code, townships have three elected trustees who each serve four-year terms. Trustees have legislative authority in a township. They oversee the care and maintenance of township roads; create police districts; provide fire protection; manage cemeteries; establish and operate parks and recreation departments; regulate zoning; and authorize waste disposal. Other trustee responsibilities, include conducting bi-monthly meetings, approving resolutions relative to township business, providing for the general welfare of the township, and maintaining records of all township activities.
The township fiscal officer is an elected official who is independent of township trustees but works closely with the board, particularly as it relates to fiscal matters. The fiscal officer is responsible for keeping accurate records of all accounts, transactions, budgets and proceedings of the township. The Ohio Auditor of State sends staff members every two years to audit the records of fiscal officers, provide checks and balances, and ensure compliance with laws.
To learn more about duties and responsibilities of township’s elected officials, visit the Ohio Township Association’s website.
155 Olde Ridenour Rd., Gahanna, Ohio 43230
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